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. hope needs a story, a narrative. here is what is going on in this country. president obama now is speaking more forcefully about what he wants to do it and against smoking out those who are obstructing. this is really wonky. anyway, i think one of the most exciting things are the movements of our times. i closed this book out before occupy. i wrote about wisconsin. our correspondent was there for 57 days. that was about occupying the state house. occupy has become a brand. it has also become e ncampments. soon it will need to be more than a space and a place. it will need to go to state houses, occupy banks, occupy congress. take the movement energy into those stairs -- spheres with the ideas matter of the heart of occupy. >> winter is coming. cities like san francisco and oakland and other cities are closing down the encampments and chasing people off. you can drive 90 miles from davis and pepper spray. it is hard to maintain people's attention for long periods of time. i am wondering -- should they be occupying the supreme court? [applause] >> i was talking about that today.
of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in the second term but is there a reset point? >> the president was popular in the re-election, he was in a difficult fiscal cliff negotiation where he got the tax increases he wanted. the democrats arenited but he faces such quick battles particularly over the debt and over gun legislation that he'd like to pursue, there isn't much of a reset, not much of a honeymoon because there's a carryover of toxic atmosphere in washingto
republic. >> in the capital of the u.s., washington and the rest of the country prepares for barack obama's second inauguration. ethiopia." >>> hello. a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera. algerian special forces stormed a gas facility to end the four- day hostage crisis. these pictures show some of the hostages at the gas plant. it is believed 19 were killed, along with 29 gunmen. some remain unaccounted for. the french foreign minister has called on west african leaders to take the lead in the military operation in mali. syrian activists are reporting heavy shelling as the u.n. delegation arrives in the capital damascus to assess the humanitarian plight. >>> in the central african republic, 66 children are facing the threat of death, even though they are in the care of the un's children it agency. unicef took them under protection last month said it would not be recruited as a child soldiers. andrew simmons reports on the threat to these children's, despite the peace deal. >> she is a teenager and should be at school. instead, she is part of a rebellion that has a fragile peace agr
pledge he has held the new candidates to is keeping millions -- it has a role to play in a country rich in the land grant colleges, highways, bridges. i understand the bridge out here is about to be built. i am all for infrastructure. >> obama in a way has to be the luckiest politician. if you look at the republican lineup -- [laughter] it is like michael dukakis in an oversized tank hat. >> the idea that newt gingrich is now at the top of the heap. >> you do not want to be the top because they get shot out. >> it is seems like anybody but romney. >> herman cain is a breath of fresh air. [laughter] >> i am not going to reassess him as he reassesses his campaign. >> herman cain is fabulous. >> newt gingrich -- i am going to get serious on you. newt gingrich is an error lobbyist -- uber lobbyist. barney frank talk about michele bachmann. he also called out newt gingrich and said he held him responsible for the demonization of opponents that has contributed to the atmosphere we live in today. i do think he came into the house. he slashed all of the caucasus and civility. we are seeing this
pushing one of his top agenda items. changing gun laws in this country. in his weekly radio address, president obama urging people to call their lawmakers. >> ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks and renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and if the answer is no, ask them why not. ask them why an a grade from the gun lobby is more important than keeping things safe in a classroom. >> nbc's kristen welker is outside the white house for us. on the very last day of his first term we saw him out earlier working at that school for the national day of service. besides that, how is he preparing for the big day tomorrow and the bigger day, perhaps, on monday. >> reporter: craig, i can tell you that he's behind the scenes working hard on the big address that he will deliver on monday. in fact, a senior administration official tells me he has a strong working draft that you would expect just a few days out from delivering such a large speech, and i am told he's putting the finishing touches on that with his speech team h
to you. >> and the same to you, and a blessing to our country. thank you. >>> the obama re-election machine has turned into a major force re-launching this week as a new group. its chairman will join me in the next hour. up next, though, mark sanford making his big comeback into politics. lance armstrong, raps yperhaps heard, he came clean or cleaner. why do we let our leaders and heroes get away with lies? you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. ♪ ♪ ♪ nurses are dealing with a wider range of issues. and there are ever-changing regulations. when you see these challenges, do you want to back away or take charge? with a degree in the field of healthcare or nursing from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of patients. let's get started at capella.edu. what's good for the pot... is even better for the cup. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house. now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop. ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old
president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible
journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they do not do their fundamental right and passes a budget. >> it's been a long time since we have seen a positive to dee fine a second term. >> the bush second term was plagued by iraq and scandal. amid the preparations for celebration, the new obama term starts with a buth confrontation. >> white house is trying to put a bright spin on it saying that the republicans have backed down from what the white house calls the threat to hold the u.s. economy hostage. >> thank you, steve. we will have con
and monday. and we remember aretha franklin and her hat at the first inaugural four years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every every mountain top ♪ ♪ ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring >>> they're behind the rest of the country but the flu has come to california tonight you can prevent your kids from being part of the epidemic. >> where are the waves? conditions we found at one of the world's best surfing spots with the renowned competition just day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on the
for the country. and it is a very good way to connect. president obama has obviously had unprecedented success in getting the artists to record for him. >> it is a diverse group of artists, from pop to country, to r & b, what does it say? >> it says everything, look at the kids' concert, aimed at the military audience. and you have the hip-hop asian band, the first that really topped the charts in the u.s. and then you have usher and katie perry, who is kind of the new queen of pop. and the soul searchers from chicago. this is kind of the obama coalition, this is the new power in this country, of this coming together. >> i think we'll hear from far east movement. they played a role in the campaign, as well, if you will remember. >> far east movement was a hip-hop band that really gained a huge amount of grass roots, organic support for the president with a fantastic video called "for all". >> you see the nationals baseball team, the former -- late president, shall we say? >> this is the tradition at the nationals baseball game, to fill in our viewers. a big deal about this. teddy roosevelt, he
failing the country? the country chose obama, if you want to save the republic, save the next election. if your conservative philosophy is indeed right, winning will come. joining me now, robert costa, and dave weigel, both of them doing great reporting, i appreciate you being here. robert, i want to start with you, tell me the thinking behind the three-month extension, why three months? >> a lot of it has to do public relations, i think what i heard from the retreat, and members in the room, they want to start to win the pr battle again, to do it they have to take the debt limit off the table, and fight with spending in regard to the upcoming defense cuts, the sequester. they want to put the debt limit off for three months, get it out of the headlines, not let the president use it as a republican punching bag. trying to tell his colleagues, come to the center, let's move on to other issues. >> one of the interesting things about the way they did it and in doing it for only three months, dave, when you do it for three months the idea is you can always come back to it if you want. but i
. and back in this country president obama will be officially sworn in the blue room. it must happen on the 20th of january. but all of the formal pomp and circumstance will be in front of the capitol on monday. during the first inaugural two million people attended the event. it is expected that the crowds will be smaller with 700,000 braving the chilly temperatures in the nation's capt cament . the president has seen a lot of excitement with this day dubbed the national day of service and the president helped to paint a mural in a local elementary school and joining us now is a former obama white house spokesman . welcome, great to have you here. thank you for having me. >> what about the day of service and why is it important to tie it to his in- inauguration. >> we are kicking off with a national day of service. this is a tradition that the president would like future presidents to carry on. repairing schools and making care package for the service members and we are seeing a great turn out on the national mall it is an appropriate start to the inaugural celebration. >> there is
.c., covering a huge event for this city and a huge event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the beautiful picture behind us. so much going on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that event, the swearing in, of course, and the inaugural speech. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me to talk more about this. first of all, let's talk about the speech. i understand that the president's still working on it. so what are the themes? what's the focus? >> he is still working on it. he'll be doing tweaks till the last minute. right now he's doing some major tweaks and he's been writing this during the day in the oval office but also at night after sasha and malia go to bed as well as his wife goes to bed. he has time alone in the residence to work on it. some of the major themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who cover
for the inauguration on monday. day of service activities have been going on all over the country today, as the obama administration renews its annual commitment to community service and volunteer work. vice president joe biden and his family did some volunteering today, too, filling care packages for troops overseas. >>> and here's a live look at the kids inaugural concert, just started few minutes ago at the washington convention center. who is that guy! ♪ >> oh, yeah, that's usher. first lady michelle obama and jill biden are hosting the ball, featuring performances from some of america's top performers, usher, katy perry and nick cannon. >>> this week, the secret service announced its security plans for the inauguration. several streets will be closed, memorial bridge shut down. and those who want to seat swearing-in ceremony and parade will have to go through security check points. >> reporter: we were invited inside what is called macc, multiassociation command center. >> protecting an event this large, complex, with this many different venues, with this number of people coming requires a lot
. thank you so much. >>> big question is, can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? well, that is a very big question and that's ahead in our continuing coverage of inauguration weekend. >> but first, thousands of americans are traveling here to washington, d.c. from all around the country. a lot of them are behind us right here on this mau. our tom foreman meets one man making that journey. >> all across the nation by planes, trains and automobiles, the faithful are converging on the capital. from georgia, maurice madden made the journey last time to see barack obama take the oath. now it will cost him about $3,000 and a couple of days vacation, but he's going again. >> i knew on the night that he was re-elected, as president of the united states, that i wanted to return to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> the last inauguration saw 1.million americans witnessing this quadrennial moment. this year the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> welcome back. >> but still enough to feel hote
troubling. a white house official told nbc news it's a terrible way to run the country. but the aide gave no indication president obama would veto a temporary extension if this is how congressional republicans want to govern, so be it. they already have an approval rating of, let's see, 14% from the american people. can they do better than that? maybe they just want to see how low it can go. the writing was on the wall yesterday when republican budget chairman paul ryan told members they need to be prepared for a debt ceiling increase. the attitudes from republican leaders are a lot different today. senator jon cornyn of texas wrote an op-ed said it may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of the country. now cornyn tells the chronicle editorial board we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our ded debt. two years ago, they were gloating over their debt ceiling hostage strategy. >> no president in the near future, maybe in the distant future, will be able to get the debt ceiling increased without a rei
in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through president obama's leadership, secretary lahood le
. on the other hand, with that kind of agenda, i absolutely believe we can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008. the change you can believe in, the change you work for. >> what has president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some reality to it instead of just on the back bench somewhere. >> did he fight hard enough? i don't want to put y
? >> the house republicans and barack obama profoundly disagree on the direction of the country. they disagree on moral, cultural, fiscal and social issues. that's-- >> i don't want a divided answer. i want who is the bigger or biggest culprit? >> well, obama proposes and they reject. >> he can't bear to say it's the republicans' fault. the tea party republicans are obviously the fault in the house. and the senate republicans bear the brunt of abusing the filibuster, the point where they've used it 385 times while reid has been the leader. it was used once when lyndon johnson was the speaker and that was the great civil rights battle. it's a total misuse and abuse of power. >> harry reid should not get a free pass. he has prevented republicans from ever offering amendments on a lot of these important votes. his management of the senate is imperious and when republicans have allowed things to move to a vote, not filibuster them, he still prohibited republican amendments so he bears at least half the blame for what's going on in the senate. >> this is a democracy. it shouldn't work that way. >>
makeover project there. here you see the president and mrs. obama staining a book shelf. the president spoke to the volunteers on this project. >> as i look around the room, i see friends from all across the country, people who have been such great supporters of ours, but more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> the vice president and his family also participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden said the troops overseas need to know that we back at home remember them. rick? >> rick: hundreds much people turning out on the national mall for this day of service. what did they do? >> they were numerous booths set up under a huge tent on the mall for people to do on site service projects such as make cards for hospitalized and foster care children, or create a mural for a dc area school. here is what some of the participatants said about today's events. >> i think it's important for everyone to know that we got to give back to our community. we're in this together
-blown national health care system. >> no, we can't. every country that tried the health care system experienced higher cost or less health care. with obama care, it is a back door in a single payer system. of course, it costs more. >> mark tage. this is what he has plan obama care is not a single payer plan which is national health care. is that what it is turning into? >> i think it is going to have to be a single payer plan. will this reduce the deficit, no. is your goal here to provide health care to people? >> the private sector has not done a good job of >> it is going two or three times the rate of inflation . >> but you are saying that a government take over of health care would be cheaper and more efficient than the private sector. >> i think more people would be covered and cost would be lowered. >> emac, is there any way to prove that contention in >> no, i hear what mark is saying. this congress person said we shouldunize doctors . we have a veterans administration that doing better. for the one size fits all approach, we don't have the same demographics as britain or canada can thos
be a financial disaster, not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy. >> and president obama reminded congress the economic damage done by playing games with the debt limit. >> the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, our aaa credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. our businesses created the fewest jobs of any month in nearly the past three years and, ironically, the whole fiasco actually added to the deficit. >> republicans basically had no choice but to retreat from their hard line position, negotiating with the american people. if the country defaulted, they would be responsible for a global economic collapse. the new plan for a three-month increase guarantees another debate in the next few months. okay, let's have it. but it also shows republicans never had any intention on carrying out their threats. get your cell phones out. want to know what you think tonight. tonight's question, do republicans finally realize the consequences of holding the economy hostage? text a for yes. text b to no to 266239. we'll bring you the results lat
's national day of service. people all over the country are doing the same thing the obamas are doing right now, volunteering in their community on this martin luther king holiday weekend. this national day of service going on here on the national mall where the president is -- it's an elementary school. >> it is an elementary school here in washington. i believe he's doing a little bit similar to his service project last time around four years ago because i believe he had a paint brush in his hand that time. but it looks like he's helping -- what i've seen so far, helping to complete an overhaul of a school in washington, d.c. he has some very good volunteers. i believe they are with city year and they're working to, you know, maybe do a little painting, a little varnishing of a bookcase, john. >> it is the burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost the shot. that's okay. a lot going on today in the
's really about the continuation of this president's legacy and his vision for the country. >> suarez: mr. obama will actually be sworn in sunday, in private, to meet the constitutional requirement for the oath on the 20th. then, he'll take the oath in public the next day. in a way, he will become the first president since franklin d. roosevelt to take the oath of office four times. in 2009, he took the oath twice because, in a do-over, performed the day after chief justice john roberts tripped on his lines during the first inauguration. >> within a few days, the president will be walking from that part of the capitol right here, and then down these airs. >> suarez: new york democratic senator chuck schumer is chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, which oversees all of the inaugural rituals related to the capitol. >> there's no tanks in the streets, there's no rioting or picketing or protesting. it's a beautiful thing about america that the inauguration reminds us of. with all the trouble we have, the inauguration symbolizes that the republic marches onwar
rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. and today there's more 0 conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrowing limit but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget to spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they don't do the fundamental job to pass the budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen an effective second term. >> reporter: the bush 43 second term plagued by iraq and katarina and scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'
. i want everybody to understand i came from a different country and i love this country i served the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will
: gun owners across the country are standing up for their second amendment rules taking part in gun appreciation day to protest president obama's plans to control firearms. will the newer rules work? will they have any impact? a fair and balanced debate is coming up. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have the flu... i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough with a fast acting cough suppressant. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so tha
your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> hundreds of thousands of people are starting to descend on washington for president obama's second inauguration. but this morning we are looking past the oath of office to the next four years, the issues, plans and prospects. joining me now is ron brownstein, senior political analyst and editorial director for the national journal. do you like our set? >> fabulous. >> nice to be here, huh? >> little bit of history. >> not too shabby. let's talk about the issue certainly that's been for the last few weeks, guns. >> yeah. >> do you think the president will keep up the pressure if congress is slow to react or even brushes off the first steps of legislation? >> yeah. broader point, second terms have been pretty tough for presidents. we've had a couple of presidents impeached in their second term, iran-contra scandal in the second term. so as you wonder, halfway through they wonder why they bothered to get re-elected but i think president obama is in a position to put pressure on the congress because of the nature in whi
the procurement problems. >>> the other big story tonight, the excitement buzzing ahead of president obama's inauguration sunday, the private one. people from all over the country have arrived to d.c. for the festivities. even though the big event is on monday there's plenty to keep people entertained before and after. >> reporter: the doors hadn't even opened yet and people were lining up outside blues alley in georgetown to hear dawn and mack from the r and b girl group in vogue perform. their shows are sold out which is one reason operations director chris ross is loving this inauguration weekend already. >> we had some people came in last night late like we're here from chicago for the inauguration, let's party. so it's starting. it has begun. >> reporter: these two friends met while working on president obama's campaign four years ago. they've reunited in d.c. at hamilton's bar and restaurant for the start of a within of celebrating. did you come to the last inauguration? >> i did. i was here last time and it was magical. >> reporter: both women worked on the president's reelection
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